CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-11-25Artists: Poison Idea
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-10-15Tracks: Terminal; Deny the Absolute; Tundra, The; Immutable Dusk; Threnody; Cliff, The; Vestiges; Perpetual Dawn
Personnel: Bruce Lamont (baritone saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Chris Common.
Recording information: Electrical Audio.
Photographer: Andrew Weiss.
While it's possible for an ins...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-09-17Artists: A Storm of Light
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-09-03Tracks: Only Time Will Tell; Ssshhh!; Sometimes; Winding Down; Look into Myself; Your Eyes; Tomorrow; Poison; Sequel; Something Beyond; It's in My Blood
Personnel: Clifford Dinsmore (vocals); William DuVall, Mike Neider (guitars); Bill Torgerson (drums).
Audio Mixers: John Lousteau; Dave Grohl; Greg Anderson ; Bl'ast!.
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-08-06Tracks: Incipit Tragoedia; Caerlueus; Pessum Ire; Metus; Gelu; Egelidus; Grave Cordibus; Servisse; Irrita
Recording information: Legitimate Bufineff.
Principals of the teeming Florida hardcore scene since 2008, West Palm Beach punk-metal agitators Centuries were ripe for the pickings when Southern ...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-08-06Tracks: Suffer; Blaring Eye, The; Swelling; Strength Through Restraint; Idiot Bliss; You Bury Me; Skullbinding; Mask; Cop; No Chain; Wil Is the War; Beggar; One More Day; Pit of Me, The; Caged; Starve; Vein;...
Artists: Dead in the Dirt
Lyricists: Bo Orr; Blake Connally.
Personnel: John Caution, Ethan McCarthy (vocals); Blake Connally (guitar); Hank Pratt (drums).
Recording information: Bricktop Studios (04/2013).
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-07-23Tracks: Chaos Arise; Silencer; Primitive Fear; Bloodlines; Of Suffering; Holy Plague; Aqim Siege; Sacred Nothing; Faith Eater; Articles of Human Weakness
Artists: All Pigs Must Die
Recording information: GodCity.
Seething with rage and possessed of a mean violent streak, All Pigs Must Die continue to rain sonic destruction down upon the metal world with their second album...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-06-11Tracks: Manifest Decimation; Heretic's Fork; Conditioned to Death; Murderer's Row; Crossbreaker; Drown; Power Trip; Hammer of Doubt, The
Artists: Power Trip
Personnel: Riley Gale (vocals, sampler); Chris Ulsh (guitar, drums); Arthur Rizk (guitar, sampler); Blake Ibanez (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Arthur Rizk.
Recording information: SC Recording S...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-04-30Artists: Hessian
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-04-30Artists: Agrimonia
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-03-19Artists: Nails
In the 17 or so minutes it takes to listen to Abandon All Life, Nails do everything in their power to absolutely savage the listener, launching a musical assault so intensely volatile that one must ei...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-02-19Artists: Baptists
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-01-22Artists: Kromosom
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2013-01-22Artists: Wartorn
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-10-22Tracks: Watermelon Hands; Adjacent Possible, The; Vitamin F; Traumaturge; When the Fire Hits the Forest; Ataxia; Reassimilated
Audio Mixer: Randall Dunn.
Recording information: Aleph; Audible Alchemy.
Portland, Oregon collective Fontanelle were born from the ashes of space-droning indie band Jessamine, but even ...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-10-22Tracks: Agnus Dei; May God Damn All of Us; Violent Infection; Geometric Power; Post Mortem Nihil est; Daily Lies; Love Your Enemy; Vermin of Dust; Darkness I Became; Heretic Temple; Bottomless Pit, The; Obsc...
Artists: The Secret (Metal)
Personnel: Marco Coslovich (vocals); Michael Bertoldini (guitar); Lorenzo Gulminelli (bass guitar); Tommaso Corte (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kurt Ballou.
Recording information: Godcity Studio...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-08-28Tracks: Ballad of Job Cain, The; Ballad of Job Cain [Continued], The; Lorca (Adan); Snake Hymn; Horn Snake Horn; It Came To Pass the Great Snake Grew and Grew Until His Mighty Antlers Could Not Be Sustained ...
Artists: Eagle Twin
Personnel: Gentry Densley (guitar); Tyler Smith (drums).
Eagle Twin's 2012 album continued in both the general sonic and to a degree thematic vein of The Unkindness of Crows, something that rev...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-08-14Artists: Nuclear Death Terror (Metal)
Released by Southern Lord in 2012, Chaos Reigns compiles the crème de la crust of Denmark-based crustcore outfit Nuclear Death Terror, whose efforts dating back to 2005 have thus far largely fail...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-08-14Tracks: No Serenity; Soledad; Laid To Rest; Burn; Sentenced; Flood, The; Hasta La Muerte; Mala Mujer; Stoneheart; Lujuria; Cold
Personnel: Nate Rebolledo (vocals); Brian Ortiz (guitar, background vocals); Jensen Hucle (guitar); Jason Brunes (drums).
Audio Mixer: Taylor Young.
Recording information: The Pit, Van N...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-08-14Artists: Oiltanker (Metal)
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-08-14Artists: Poison Idea
At least nobody can accuse Poison Idea of hypocrisy -- an archival release containing a live Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP, and compilation and other tracks, ensures completeness on th...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-07-31Artists: High on Fire
This reissue contains bonus tracks not available on the original.
Following the long, drawn-out demise of his former band, legendary doomsters Sleep (whose final album, Dopesmoker, was tied up ...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-07-17Artists: Enabler
All Hail the Void is the kind of metal album where multiple traditions are honored all at once -- not too surprising for a Southern Lord band, especially one with its members from groups like Shai Hul...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-06-19Tracks: No Love; Karla; Superstitious Friend; Body, The; Made Out of Apes; 12:31; Hateful Comforts; Tremors; Damage Case; Pig City I; Pig City II; Broken Glass; [Untitled]; [Untitled]
Artists: Burning Love
Recording information: God City, Salem, MA.
The myriad subgenres bestowed upon popular music have become so infinitely intertwined that one literally has to get kicked in the head by rock & rol...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-05-22Artists: Martyrdöd
It's a sign of how happily jumbled the sonic universe is in the 21st century when an album on Southern Lord could almost be a kissing cousin to Fucked Up's David Comes to Life -- not that the Swedish ...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-05-08Tracks: Dopesmoker; Holy Mountain [Live @ The I-Beam SF, CA, 1994] - (live)
Sleep: Al Cisneros (vocals, bass); Matt Pike (guitar); Chris Hakus (drums);
Recorded at Record Two, Comptche, California.
Subtle is not a word that could ever be app...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-04-24Artists: Acephalix
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-04-24Tracks: Feed the Flames; Slaves of Induction; Road to Dreams; Curse of Cain, The; On Your Knees... In Misery; Ride the Steel; Hurricane Veins; From Beyond; Catch 22; Damned to Madness; Where No One Sleeps; P...
Personnel: Micke Dahl (vocals); Jocke Rydbjer, Erik Norberg (guitar); Dadde Stark (drums).
Recording information: Studio Fredman (10/2011).
Wolfbrigade's signing with Southern Lord for t...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-04-10Tracks: Ataraxia; Lathe Biosas; Parasite Colony; Taraxis
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-03-26Tracks: Feast of the Damned; Sentenced to Life; Forced into Possession; Home of the Grave; Endless Corpse; Mother Abyss; Of Flesh; Doomed; Flame, The; Obey
Artists: Black Breath
Lyricists: Black Breath; Neil McAdams.
Personnel: Neil McAdams (vocals); Eric Wallace, Zack Muljat (guitar); Jamie Byrum (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kurt Ballou.
Recording information: ...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-02-14Tracks: Sigil of Brass; His Teeth Did Brightly Shine; Multiplicity of Doors; Corascene Dog, The; Rakehell, The
Personnel: Dylan Carlson (guitar); Lori Goldson (cello); Karl Blau (bass guitar); Adrienne Davies (percussion).
Recording information: Avast Studios, Greenwood, WA.
Photographer: Sarah B...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-01-31Tracks: Theme [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; Poser [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; Death Pact [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; Swallow It [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; New Right [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; Give It Up [Boner's Kitchen Demo]; ...
Artists: Poison Idea
Personnel: Jerry A. (vocals); Dean Johnson (guitar, drums); Tom Pig (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Mark Sten.
Recording information: Portland; Sound Impressions, Milwaukee, OR.
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2012-01-17Tracks: Underwear Bomb; Slow 6 Apocalypse; Trepanning; Hoof-Hearted; Säctopus; Angelbait; Long Shadows; Poundry, The; Sharkdancer; Elkindrone; Moistener, The; Theme; Beyond Wolf; Stealing Pictures; V...
Personnel: Tannon Penland (guitar); Steve Shelton (drums).
Recording information: Desolation Row Recordings....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-12-06Tracks: Richard; NN O))); Rabbits' Revenge; Ra at Dusk
Artists: Sunn 0)))
Recording information: Grandmaster Studio, Hollywood (01/2000).
Arranger: Sunn 0))).
00 Void is Sunn's second album, and it's no huge departure from their first one, The Grimmrobe Demos....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-11-08Tracks: Clean Slate; Resuscitate/Suffocate; Cede; Late; Undulations; Tight Grip; Deject; Pathogen; Out of Focus; Cast Down; Blinders; Cop Out; Hard Feelings
Personnel: Cory Smith (vocals); Roc Mauck (guitar); Tom Moran (drums).
Recording information: Very Tight Recording.
Though they proclaim themselves to be original "hardcore warriors," Pi...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-10-24Tracks: Intro (John's Nightmare); Serpent Soul; Come Resonance of Doom; Ground Surrenders, The; Succumb to Sin; Leaving the Corporal Shade; I Want to Commit Murder; Bring on the Clouds; Void
Personnel: Mikael Nox (vocals); Joakim, John Doe (guitar).
Audio Mixer: Joakim.
Anything starting with a piece called "Intro (John's Nightmare)" had better be some sort of properly pisse...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-10-11Tracks: Avalanche; Somnae Tenebrae; Corrosion Fields; Crimson Blade, The; Beyond; Erebus Dawn; Abyss; Obliteration
Artists: Black Cobra
Audio Mixer: Kurt Ballou.
Recording information: 06/2011.
Contrary to what some observers may presume, Black Cobra's shift of producer from Bay Area veteran Billy Anderson (High on Fire,...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-09-27Tracks: Slith; Gage; Jundland Wastes; Evazan; Erode the Person; Darrell's Porno Song; Dianoga; Procreation of the Wicked; Oil Removed; Made Uncomfortable By Others Pain; Flee From Hunger and Disease; Starvat...
Personnel: Gary Niederhoff (vocals); Matt Harvey, Russ Kent (guitar); Chiyo Nukaga (drums).
Recording information: KFJC, Los Altos Hills, CA (05/01/1996); KZSU, Stanford, CA (05/01/1996); KFJC,...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-09-13Tracks: Thuja Magus Imperium; Permanent Changes in Consciousness; Subterranean Initiation; Rainbow Illness; Woodland Cathedral; Astral Blood; Prayer of Transformation
Artists: Wolves in the Throne Room
Personnel: Nathan Weaver (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Aaron Weaver (guitar, drums, percussion); Randall Dunn (prepared guitar, Mellotron, synthesizer, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Randall Dunn....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-08-29Tracks: Victims; Throne of Grace; This City; A Prophet; Geometer's Hand, The; Omega Point; A Prophecy
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-08-16Tracks: Death Dealer; Pulverization; Sacrosanct; God is War; Blessed Void, The; Third World Genocide; Extinction is Ours; Sadistic Vindicator
Artists: All Pigs Must Die
Personnel: Kevin Baker (vocals); Ben Koller (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kurt Ballou.
Illustrator: Florian Bertmer.
Some bands come together rather casually to, you know, rock out, like;...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-07-19Tracks: [Untranslated]; Rain of Shame; Blindfold; Revelation; Those That Break, Those That Hold; [Untranslated]; Our Day of Torment (Here and Now); Deluminate; Remnants; Fading Future; Do You Feel Safe?
Personnel: Vagelis (vocals, guitar); Aris (vocals); Manos (guitar); Markos (drums).
Audio Mixers: Vangelis Labrakis; Stamos Koliousis.
Recording information: Moth Studio (2008); Prova St...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-06-21Tracks: Bright Sun; Madre Mia; Never Kneel; Fallen; Times Up; We Deserve To Die; Red; Obituary; Cold; Spanish Harlem; Cursed; Salvation
Personnel: Nate Rebollecio (vocals); Brian Ortiz , Jensen Hucle (guitar); Jensin Hacie (acoustic guitar); Big Brian, Alex E. Dark, Jesus "Darkness" Sanchez , Jason Brunes (drums).
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-06-21Tracks: "Dénaturer"; Sacred And Secret; Tentacles (Solitude Prevails); We Are Transluscent; Long Live Depravity; Dead Return To War, The; "Fantasmes"; No Solid Grounds; Fallen Empires Are Ruling; Scarle...
Audio Mixer: Planks.
Recording information: Lunarcity Studio, Darmstadt, Germany (04/2010).
Photographer: Brenton Salo....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-05-23Tracks: Christ Hole; Immemorial Past; Daemonic Sign; Rebirth Into Perversion; In Arms of Nothing; Warm Flesh; Interminable Night
Recording information: Lennon Studios, San Francisco, CA (2010)....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-04-12Tracks: Oppression Freedom/Oppression (Reprise); Servants of the Warsmen; Goden; Power and Might; Destiny; Eternal Frost; Into Darkness
Artists: Winter (N.Y. Death Metal)
Personnel: Tony Pinnisi (keyboards).
Recording information: S.O.S. Studios, Hampstead, NY (04/1990-05/1990).
Winter assured themselves instant cult status with many doom/death metal enth...continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2011-02-22Tracks: Old Black; Father Midnight; Descent to the Zenith; Hell's Winter; Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1
Personnel: Dylan Carlson (electric guitar); Lori Goldston (cello); Karl Blau (bass guitar); Adrienne Davies (percussion).
Recording information: Angst Studios, Seattle, WA (04/2010); Angst Stud...continue...
DVD Video / Southern Lord Records / 2011-01-18Tracks: Flower Sun Rain-; Buzz-In; Laser Beam-; Pink; Statement; Floor Shaker; Rainbow; My Neighbor Satan; No Ones Grieve; You Were Holding an Umbrella; " "; Tokyo Wonder Land; A Bao a Qu; Farewell
Artists: Boris (Japan)
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2010-10-25Tracks: Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, Pt. 1, A; Bureaucratic Desire for Revenge, Pt. 2, A; Ouroboros Is Broken; Geometry of Murder; German Dental Work; Divine and Bright; Dissolution 1
Personnel: Dylan Carlson (vocals, guitar); Joe Preston (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Dylan Carlson.
Recording information: Smegma studios (10/1990).
Illustrator: Simon Fowler ....continue...
CD / Southern Lord Records / 2010-09-28Tracks: Conform; Scum Will rise; Your God; Suffering Soul; Unsilent Death; Traitor; I Will Not Follow; No Servant; Scapegoat; Depths
Personnel: Todd Jones (vocals, guitar); Taylor Young (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kurt Ballou.
Recording information: 12/27/2009-01/02/2010.
Tempting as it was to review Nails' 15-minute...continue...